Eagles Report


 

SATURDAY, SEPT. 24, 2016


EWU notebook: Eagles’ boldness rewarded in win over NAU

EWU notebook: Eagles’ boldness rewarded in win over NAUFLAGSTAFF, Arizona – Even more than usual, EWU head coach Beau Baldwin was in a gambling mood Saturday night. He won, and so did the Eagles, 50-35 over Northern Arizona. Four times in the first half and five times on ...

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FRIDAY, SEPT. 23, 2016

The Eastern Washington Eagles had to keep their minds focused Friday despite their proximity to the picturesque Grand Canyon. (JEFF ROBBINS / AP)

Eastern opens Big Sky play with payback in mind

Eastern opens Big Sky play with payback in mindFLAGSTAFF, Arizona – Almost literally, the Eagles flew here with blinders on. As the team charter plane soared over the Grand Canyon on a crystal-clear Friday morning, most of the non-football types had their noses pressed up to the tiny ...

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THURSDAY, SEPT. 22, 2016

EWU sports live chat transcript (Sept. 22)

EWU sports live chat transcript (Sept. 22)Jim: Greetings, Eagle fans - let's chat! Steven Christopher: Hi Jim! How about the Eagles' fantastic defensive turnaround last Saturday?! Jim: Great third quarter - I'm curious how many people saw that coming, especially four straight three-and-outs. KHatch_Brecek: What an ...

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WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 21, 2016

Northern Arizona’s Case Cookus throws a pass against Arizona State earlier this month (Ross D. Franklin / Associated Press)

NAU's Case Cookus off to another strong start

NAU's Case Cookus off to another strong startEastern Washington may have the most prolific passing offense in the Football Championship Subdivision, but it’s not the most efficient. That distinction belongs to Eastern’s next opponent, Northern Arizona, and its sensational sophomore quarterback Case Cookus. Three games into the ...

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TUESDAY, SEPT. 20, 2016

QB race always is wide-open, EWU coach says

QB race always is wide-open, EWU coach saysThere are no quarterback controversies at Eastern Washington, only opportunities. And competition, to use one of coach Beau Baldwin’s favorite words. That was the message from players and coaches on Tuesday – three days after Reilly Hennessey came off the ...

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MONDAY, SEPT. 19, 2016

Eastern Washingtons Miquiyah Zamora puts a stop on Northern Iowa’s Tyvis Smith for a loss in Saturday’s game at Roos Field in Cheney. Zamora recorded 14 tackles against Northern Iowa and was named the co-defensive Big Sky player of the week. (Dan Pelle / The Spokesman-Review)

Big Sky honors Zamora, Custer as Eagles move up in polls

Big Sky honors Zamora, Custer as Eagles move up in pollsTwo Eastern football players won honors from the Big Sky Conference on Monday for their roles in the Eagles’ 34-30 win over Northern Iowa on Saturday. Senior linebacker Miquiyah Zamora was named the co-Defensive Player of the Week after making ...

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SATURDAY, SEPT. 17, 2016


Eastern Washington football coach Beau Baldwin and QB Reilly Hennessey are all smiles after beating Northern Iowa, Sept. 17, 2016, in Cheney. (Dan Pelle / The Spokesman-Review)

Fake field goal was the right call no matter what, Baldwin says 

Fake field goal was the right call no matter what, Baldwin saysBeau knows football, but he also knows math. Eastern Washington coach Beau Baldwin is no riverboat gambler, but a fake field goal with the game on the line? From the stands, that smacked of desperation – until holder Reilly Hennessey ...

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Matthew Pederson and Jennifer Druffell hang an EWU flag from a tent before the start of the Eastern Washington-Northern Iowa game, Sept. 17, 2016, in Cheney. (Dan Pelle / The Spokesman-Review)

Eagles storm back to defeat Northern Iowa

Eagles storm back to defeat Northern IowaBackup quarterback Reilly Hennessey came off the bench and threw three second-half touchdowns as the EWU Eagles overcame a 24-7 halftime deficit to defeat the visiting Northern Iowa Panthers 34-30 on Saturday in Cheney.

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FRIDAY, SEPT. 16, 2016

High-flying EWU faces rugged Northern Iowa Panthers in home opener

High-flying EWU faces rugged Northern Iowa Panthers in home openerLooking for some common denominators for Eastern Washington from last year’s game against Northern Iowa? You’ll need to search pretty hard, as the cast of characters has been altered by injury and happenstance. In last year’s 38-35 loss at UNI, ...

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THURSDAY, SEPT. 15, 2016

Eastern Washington running back Jabari Wilson scores against Cal Poly on Oct. 10, 2015 at Roos Field in Cheney. Wilson, a senior, has experienced the highs and lows of college football during his years with the Eagles. (Tyler Tjomsland / The Spokesman-Review)

Wilson ready for breakout senior year at EWU

Wilson ready for breakout senior year at EWUMore than almost anyone on the Eastern Washington football team, running back Jabari Wilson has felt the highs and lows of the game he loves. And he’s tried to treat them both the same. From the exhilaration of starting as ...

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EWU sports live chat transcript (Sept. 15)

EWU sports live chat transcript (Sept. 15)Jim: Hello, Eastern fans (and all the rest of you). Let's talk Eagle football! Casey (guest): How hurt is Kupp? I'm hearing it’s going to be a number of weeks. I can understand the team trying to keep the info ...

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WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 14, 2016

Northern Iowa quarterback Aaron Bailey gets past a diving Iowa State linebacker during the Panthers’ 25-20 win on Sept. 3. (Justin Hayworth / Associated Press)

UNI quarterback Bailey as athletic as it gets

UNI quarterback Bailey as athletic as it getsIt’s only mid-September, but Eastern Washington’s defenders are seeing the gamut of quarterback styles. Two weeks ago at Washington State, the Eagles dealt with Luke Falk, an elite passer but seldom a threat to run. Last week it was dual ...

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TUESDAY, SEPT. 13, 2016

Eagles calm despite spate of injuries

Eagles calm despite spate of injuriesAs Eastern Washington football fans wring their hands over the recent spate of injuries, the players are decidedly calmer. Among the on the practice field Tuesday afternoon was strongside linebacker Ketner Kupp, now the starter after Alek Kacmarcik suffered a ...

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MONDAY, SEPT. 12, 2016

Kupp questionable for Northern Iowa

Kupp questionable for Northern IowaTwo games into the football season, Eastern Washington is dealing with more than its share of injuries. The latest setbacks came during the Eagles’ 50-44 overtime loss Saturday at North Dakota State, where starting roverback Cole Karstetter was lost for ...

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SATURDAY, SEPT. 10, 2016

Shaq Hill of Eastern Washington tries to avoid Isaac Cenescar of North Dakota State University during the Saturday game at the Fargodome. NDSU won 50-44. (Dave Wallis / The Forum)

North Dakota State tops Eastern Washington in overtime 

North Dakota State tops Eastern Washington in overtimeTre Dempsey intercepted Eastern Washington quarterback Gage Gubrud on the first possession of overtime and Lance Dunn ran 25 yards on North Dakota State’s first offensive play as the Bison defeated the Eagles 50-44 on Saturday.

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Season status

Record: 3-1

Next game:
EWU vs. UC Davis, Oct. 1

Previous game:
EWU vs. Northern Ariz.


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